16 Nigerian Celebrities You Never Knew Are Lawyers

Education is an integral part of the human life and its importance cannot be overemphasized.

Here is a list of popular Nigerian celebrities you didn’t know studied law..

Check them out below:


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16. Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)

Veteran Nollywood actor popularly referred to as RMD had his first degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin.

After making an indelible impact in the make believe industry as an actor, RMD went back to the University of Lagos in 1997 to earn a degree in Law to fulfil his mother’s life long wish for her son to be a Lawyer.

He was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar.


15. Femi Adebayo

Actor, film producer and a proprietor of a school of art in Ibadan, Femi was born to an actor father, Otunba Adebayo Salami so for him, acting runs in his vein.

But Femi did not rise to the peak of his acting career until in the 2000s.

Even though Femi studied law from the University of Ilorin, Kwara and later got Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Theatre Art, he had started acting before he went to the university.

After graduation Femi practiced law for some years specializing in estate and property law before acting got a better part of him.

Femi is a toast of movie producers in the Yoruba movie genre.


14. Tara Durotoye

She is the boss of House of Tara, a make-up business.

Tara started her make-up business while in the Lagos State University studying Law.

Tara never practiced Law but she has said that her knowledge of Law has helped her to manage her make-up and beauty business.


13. Funke Akindele

For her first it was Mass Communication, a course she abandoned after obtaining an Ordinary National Diploma in it from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnics, Ogun state.

She later went to University of Lagos to study Law but before she was done in the university, entertainment has eaten deep into her.

Her first appearance on television drama was in ‘I Need to Know’ as a teenager.

After graduation, Funke Akindele never tried going to the Law School as she knew what she wanted to be before graduation.


12. Kelechi Amadi-Obi

Celebrity photographer, Kelechi Amadi-Obi is a qualified Lawyer from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

He was called to bar in 1993 and set up his studio shortly afterwards.

He is the publisher of Mania Magazine.


11. Kemi Adetiba

Kemi started her romance with the entertainment industry as a Law undergraduate when she was working as an On-Air-Personality on Rythym 93.7.

After discovering her interest in entertainment, TV host and musical video director, Kemi Adetiba, went on to study Film Making in New York Film Academy.

Kemi is the brain behind several great music videos.

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